Whether reading this on the front end of your long weekend, or as it is winding down, here are a few pieces TEA believes you need to know about:
Upcoming Events – TEA AR Meeting on Wednesday April 19th at 4:30 in the Rincon Library (all members welcome)
TUSD Job Fair Saturday April 22 from 9-1 at Catalina High School
Exceptional Ed. Forum Wednesday April 26 at 4:30 in the Maroon room at 1010 E 10th Street
Technology PD Saturday May 6 at 9:00 at TEA
TEA General Membership Meeting/Celebration Wednesday May 10 at 4:30, location still to be determined. All members and potential members welcomed
Negotiations – Teacher should have received your contract Thursday April 13th. This is not the final negotiated contract, as TEA and TUSD are still at the bargaining table. This contract guarantees you a position for next year so that you don’t have to have any fears. Once TEA concludes negotiations, you will receive the changes to the Agreements and the opportunity to vote to ratify the Consensus or White Collar/Food Service Agreement. Assuming it is ratified by the TEA membership and approved by the Governing Board, you WILL NOT receive an amended contract. Your signing the contract you received Thursday makes it so you are also accepting the improvements that TEA makes during negotiations, and hence amended contracts are not needed. This last December, TEA negotiated a step increase for next year for all employees. We are proud that the negotiated step-raises that were approved in December will be honored by the current Governing Board. Please know that TEA will continue to work to make improvements to both Agreements.
301 Payout – Amendment #1 emails have gone out to affected employees. TEA has been working with the district and employees who believe an error was made regarding their payment. Please let TEA know if you need any support in this process.
TEA Board – There are two vacancies for the 2017-2019 TEA Board, the Sahuaro Area Director and the Sabino Area Director. This is a wonderful leadership opportunity, so please consider supporting your Association and joining the Board. This is an open election, so you can run regardless ofthe site you work at. Please join the dynamic leaders on the TEA Board of Directors.
We are on the final push, with a great amount of work to accomplish yet. We hope you have/had a wonderful long weekend, that testing goes well, and that you join us at the AR Meeting Wednesday and the myriad of other functions TEA is involved in. And as always, thank you for all that you do for our kids and community.